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alaScore 96

38 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the usability and performance are generally positive. The keyboard and energy efficiency also get good feedback. Opinions about the touchpad and screen are mixed. Many are negative about the sound and battery.

value for money, energy, keyboard, performance, usability

size, battery, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI GT70 2PC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 38 reviews)

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MSI GT70 Dominator 2PC Review: Bigger is Better


The MSI GT70 Dominator's quality build design, strong performance and reasonable price tag make it an excellent choice for consumers who want to get the most quality out of their money.

Bright vibrant display ; Excellent performance for cost ; Responsive keyboard with customizable software ; Great connectivity

Bulky form factor

The MSI GT70 Dominator delivers on almost every single front and manages to do so with a reasonable price tag. The powerful processor, ample RAM supply and NVidia’s new 870M GPU provides excellent performance perfect for both power users and playing...

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MSI GT70 2PC Dominator


The MSI GT70 2PC Dominator is a powerful midrange gaming PC, boasting some of the best hardware around, making it our top pick for the category.

Keyboard with multicolor backlight. Networking adapter optimized for online gaming. Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and latest Nvidia graphics combine for potent performance. Integrated subwoofer. Blu-ray/DVD+-RW combo drive

Touchpad doesn't support basic Windows 8 gesture controls

The MSI GT70 2PC Dominator ($2,351 as tested) is a beefy, 17-inch, midrange gaming laptop boasting the latest hardware from Intel and Nvidia, and features like a customizable keyboard backlight and Blu-ray drive. It has one or two rough spots—namely no...

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MSI GT70 Review: GTX 880M Edition


For better or for worse, MSI has had the same core designs for several of their high-end laptops for at least a couple years now, specifically we're talking about the GT60 and GT70 series (and with a few minor differences in features, the GX60/GX70 AMD...

MSI’s GT70 (and their similar but slightly smaller GT60) line of notebooks are designed to cater to a specific class of users. If you want as much performance as possible in a notebook and size isn’t a major factor, they’re definitely worth a look....


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MSI GT70 Dragon Edition review: last year's gaming powerhouse gets Haswell


More InfoMSI GT70 reviewFirst Haswell gaming laptop revealed: MSI GT70 Dragon Edition 2 with GTX780M graphicsIntel: Haswell will boost battery

Fast and powerful ; Excellent game performance ; Fantastic battery life for its class

Loud fan ; Limited viewing angles ; Trackpad glitch makes it unusable in most games

Despite a few workable flaws, the GT70 Dragon Edition is a stellar gaming machine, improving upon the original GT70 without compromising its best features.

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MSI GT70 2PC Dominator review


A monster gaming laptop with a factory-fresh GPU

Market-leading graphics power ; excellent processor ; good keyboard ; 1080p screen ; powerful speakers

Poor battery life ; inconsistent SSD ; trackpad could be larger ; very heavy ; average colour accuracy

The GT70 is the fastest gaming laptop we've ever seen but, despite its speed, it's no pricier than the competition: its £1,299 price is in the same ballpark as the Asus, it's barely more than the slimline GS70, and it's cheaper than the Gigabyte and...

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MSI GT70 2PC Dominator review


This is the first mobile chip from nVidia's new range, and it's a monster. It's got 1344 stream processors clocked at 941 MHz, with a GPU Boost peak of 967 MHz. Those are faster clocks than any top-end mobile card in last year's nVidia range.

The MSI is exceedingly quick, it's got a good screen, and its ergonomics and speakers are all impressive. But it has a huge, flashy design and it lacks any battery longevity. Those are issues that aren't always tackled by the MSI's rivals, though, and...

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MSI GT70 2PC Dominator


Looking for a gaming laptop? Buy this one

Table-topping games power ; Fast processor ; High-quality screen ; Good keyboard ; Excellent value

Poor battery life ; Extremely heavy ; Inconsistent SSD ; Quite noisy

Audio comes from Danish firm Dynaudio, which has optimised the two speakers and single subwoofer. It's done a good job, with crisp high-end and a punchy treble that sits proud from the rest of the range without becoming dominant. Bass is present,...

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Video editing: so far so good


I also truly appreciate that this is upgradable and maintainable. DO YOU HEAR THAT APPLE? I'm making a big investment of initial capital. This is my first system out of grad school, and I need it to WORK, and I want to be able to open it up and add new...

It runs Avid, Premiere, etc quite easily. Hyperthreading apps like the Adobe stack will make better use of a system like this on paper but my first hand experience with a 4K film is that the laptop is a powerful mobile video workstation if you're on...

Look, I could wish it were cheaper, but in fact it's quite a good deal for what you get. The equivalent hardware on other brand systems would not be priced this low. MSI is tackling enthusiast niche. But this is pricey for a laptop. $2700 ; Big? I...

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MSI GT Series GT70 DominatorPro-890 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4800MQ (2.70GHz) 12GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M 8GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-


Overall great laptop. Started playing games on it right away, and they were running at a very low frame rate. (Skyrim 25fps Ultra) All I had to do was update GPU and CPU drivers, and update BIOS. Which I should have done first, but oh well. Ran amazing...

First thoughts- This laptop is amazing! It has run everything I have thrown at it, at high or ultra graphics settings! This is my first gaming laptop and I am very impressed with the features. Runs Skyrim with all the 2k texture packs easily at 60FPS...

Nothing yet. Will update if/when something happens

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Very Impressive!


This is a very safe purchase. For the price, the specs are incredible, and the performance is remarkable. I think it's a solid bet, and I would absolutely make this purchase again.

I was looking for a system that I could take with me on trips, overnight stays, etc. that would allow for me to make good use of my steam library. This thing does not disappoint in any way ; I have a pretty solid Windows 7 desktop (i5-2500k, Radeon HD...

This isn't a concern for me, but the system is obviously a bit on the large side. That said, it's not really much bigger than any other 17.3'' laptop

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:NO OS


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GTX870M


Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I7-4800MQ